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Anise Pumpkin Bread

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling


1 loaf (12 pieces)

We live in a rural area of Long Island where there's plenty of fresh air and friendly country folks. This recipe has traveled from one end of the island to the other.
Anise Pumpkin Bread Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon aniseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon anise extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon butter flavoring, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a bowl, combine the eggs, brown sugar, pumpkin, oil and vanilla. In another bowl, combine the flour, oats, baking powder, aniseed and salt; add to pumpkin mixture and stir until well blended. Pour into a greased and floured 8x4-in. loaf pan.
  2. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 45-50 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over bread.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 219 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 197mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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